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Jimmy Hoover

Jimmy Hoover

Jimmy Hoover covers the Supreme Court for The National Law Journal. He can be reached at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter: @JimmyHooverDC. 

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June 06, 2024 | National Law Journal

Divided Supreme Court Sides With Tribes in Dispute Over Health Care Reimbursements

"Aside from being inconsistent with the statute's text, IHS's [the Indian Health Service's] failure to cover contract support costs for healthcare funded by program income inflicts a penalty on tribes for opting in favor of greater self-determination," Chief Justice Roberts Jr. wrote for the majority.

By Jimmy Hoover

6 minute read

June 05, 2024 | National Law Journal

EPA Venue Challenge, Trademark Rule Fight, Maritime Issue Are Leading Supreme Court Petitions From May

ERISA, regulations governing pharmacy benefit managers and a social media giant's fight against a federal warrant also come to the justices.

By Jimmy Hoover

9 minute read

June 04, 2024 | National Law Journal

Musk's X Corp. Mounts Supreme Court Challenge to Jack Smith's Trump Warrant

X claims the nondisclosure order for Donald Trump's private messages was improper and that the company should have been allowed to give the former president, or his representative, the opportunity to assert executive privilege.

By Jimmy Hoover

3 minute read

June 03, 2024 | National Law Journal

Supreme Court Takes Up Mob Associate's 'Crime of Violence' Appeal

The justices will consider "whether a crime that requires proof of bodily injury or death, but can be committed by failing to take action, has as an element the use, attempted use, or threatened use of force."

By Jimmy Hoover

4 minute read

May 31, 2024 | National Law Journal

In Sign of Arbitration Shift, Corporate Defendants Go 0-3 This Supreme Court Term

The justices have placed a new emphasis on the text of the 1925 Federal Arbitration Act and treat it like other federal statutes instead of deferring to policy arguments favoring arbitration.

By Jimmy Hoover

9 minute read

May 31, 2024 | Supreme Court Brief

Supreme Court Enters June with Backlog of Blockbusters

The justices made only slight progress this week on the imposing stack of cases they must resolve in just one month if they are to enjoy their traditional summer recess that kicks off in July.

By Jimmy Hoover

6 minute read

May 30, 2024 | National Law Journal

US Supreme Court Reverses 2nd Circuit's Invalidation of NY Escrow Law

In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court revived a class action against Bank of America over its alleged failure to pay interest on mortgage escrow accounts.

By Jimmy Hoover | Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman

2 minute read

May 30, 2024 | National Law Journal

Roberts Declines Ethics Meeting With Senate Democrats, Citing Separation of Powers, Proposed Format

"Separation of powers concerns and the importance of preserving judicial independence counsel against such appearances," Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. stated in a letter made available by the court Thursday afternoon.

By Jimmy Hoover

3 minute read

May 30, 2024 | National Law Journal

Divided Supreme Court Reinstates Death Sentence for Arizona Murders

"The weakness of Jones's mitigating evidence contrasts sharply with the strength of the aggravating circumstances," Justice Samuel Alito Jr. wrote in the majority's rejection of Danny Lee Jones's claim of having received ineffective assistance of counsel at sentencing.

By Jimmy Hoover

5 minute read

May 30, 2024 | National Law Journal

Supreme Court Revives NRA's First Amendment Suit Against Ex-NY Finance Chief

"Government officials cannot attempt to coerce private parties in order to punish or suppress views that the government disfavors," Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote for the court.

By Jimmy Hoover

6 minute read